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What to Expect From Emerging Markets

India has ousted China as the emerging market with the most growth potential, according to Agility’s latest Emerging Markets Logistic Index. The top 5 ranking positions for Market Connectedness with ports and infrastructure are: UAE Malaysia China Chile Saudi Arabia The report also covers “Markets on the Move,” “Trade Lanes,” and an “Outlook and Overview.” […]

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Florida Can Continue to Lead the Nation in Water Efforts

December 22, 2015 |

By DAVID W. CHILDS, Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. A Chinese proverb observes, “We know the worth of water when the well runs dry.” But when the well is dry, it’s too late. Faucets cannot quench thirst. Sprinkler heads cannot irrigate crops.  The wheels of commerce grind to a halt. Fortunately, Florida is not in […]

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At Chamber Foundation’s Transportation Summit, Infrastructure And Funding Take Center Stage

December 11, 2015 | |

By Ryan Benk A week after Florida transportation officials convened in Jacksonville to show off some of the newest in driverless technology, transportation took center stage again Thursday at a downtown hotel. State officials came together to address transportation infrastructure, technology and funding at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Transportation Summit. The summit focused on infrastructure […]

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County Should Be Out Front as State Grows by 6 Million

December 10, 2015 | |

By Daniel Martell, President and CEO, Economic Council of Palm Beach County Between now and 2030, Palm Beach County has incredible opportunities for growth. During the next 15 years, Florida is projected to gain an additional 6 million new residents. It’s estimated that as many as 230,000 new Floridians will settle in our region alone. […]

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Florida Sen. Aaron Bean Pushing to Grow State’s Medical Tourism Industry

By Michael Auslen Medical tourism — traveling for specialized or lower-cost health care procedures — is a $100 billion a year industry globally. And state Sen. Aaron Bean wants Florida to have a bigger piece of it. So Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is proposing a new program to more aggressively market Florida as a destination for health care… Bean’s […]

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Florida’s Steady And Uprising Sunshine

November 30, 2015 | |

By Rex Sinquefield, Contributor While some states’ economic outlooks appear cloudy at best, Florida’s financial future remains bright. This week the Florida Chamber of Commerce released the details of its 2016 Competitiveness Agenda, a detailed legislative blueprint that dovetails nicely with Governor Rick Scott’s pro-growth plans. The Chamber’s agenda offers strong support for two key […]

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Innovation, Growth and the Future of Florida

November 30, 2015 | |

By Joe Debs, Executive Vice President, RS&H Quality of life. It’s a term I’m sure you’ve heard many times before, but it takes on new meaning when we consider Florida’s future. Our state welcomes more visitors in one year than the entire population of California, Texas, New York, and Illinois combined. By 2030, the Florida Chamber Foundation […]

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